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Guardian Bank Steps-Up Efforts To Boost Forest Cover

Guardian Bank Steps-Up Efforts To Boost Forest Cover









Executives of Guardian Bank, members of staff and clients spent the better part of the morning of 6th April, at Nairobi’s City Park for a tree planting exercise in a bid to create a cleaner, greener city and complement the country’s efforts to increase its forest cover.

“The consequences of climate change are already here and Guardian Bank believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to conserve and take care of the environment and the solution is nothing new or high-tech. It all comes back to trees,” said the bank.

Guardian Bank’s Executive Director, Hetul Chandaria, said that the green initiative was aimed at promoting environmental conservation, which is core to the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plan.

“We have conducted tree planting activities before. This time, we planted over 150 indigenous trees in honour of our clients with the view of creating a greater awareness about the importance of tree planting. We will continue to do this across the country with all our branches and customers,” said Chandaria.

According to the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), about 6.2% of Kenya’s total land is currently covered with forests, against the United Nations’

recommendation of 10%. Green Belt Movement Project Officer – Kenya, David Mathenge, said that once organisations like banks came together to restore the environment, it would boost efforts in achieving conservation goals.

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